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Beyond Visual and Radio Line of Sight UAVs Monitoring System Through Open Software in a Simulated Environment

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The problem of loss of line of sight when operating drones has become a reality with adverse effects for professional and amateur drone operators, since it brings technical problems such as loss of data collected by the device in one or more instants of time during the flight and even misunderstandings of legal nature when the drone flies over prohibited or private places. This paper describes the implementation of a drone monitoring system using the Internet as a long-range communication network in order to avoid the problem of loss of communication between the ground station and the device. For this, a simulated environment is used through an appropriate open software tool. The operation of the system is based on a client that makes requests to a server, the latter in turn communicates with several servers, each of which has a drone connected to it. In the proposed system when a drone is ready to start a flight, its server informs the main server of the system, which in turn gives feedback to the client informing it that the device is ready to carry out the flight; this way customers can send a mission to the device and keep track of its progress in real time on the screen of their web application.


  • Drone
  • Open source
  • Internet
  • Web application
  • Web server
  • SITL
  • Line of sight
  • UAV

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Murillo, M.A., Alvia, J.E., Realpe, M. (2021). Beyond Visual and Radio Line of Sight UAVs Monitoring System Through Open Software in a Simulated Environment. In: Botto-Tobar, M., Montes León, S., Camacho, O., Chávez, D., Torres-Carrión, P., Zambrano Vizuete, M. (eds) Applied Technologies. ICAT 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1388. Springer, Cham.

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